Huawei just released HarmonyOS, the company’s own operating system that will be used in nearly all of the company’s products. Huawei is preparing to release the HarmonyOS for smartphones in the next few days.
Now, Huawei has teased the debut of its next-generation smartwatch, the Huawei Watch 3, which will also run the HarmonyOS, ahead of the debut of HarmonyOS for smartphones next week.
This would be Huawei’s first smartwatch, as well as one of the company’s first products to ship with HarmonyOS pre-installed. The Huawei Watch GT 2 and GT 2 Pro were originally powered by the company’s own LiteOS.
For those unfamiliar, Huawei began selling smartwatches in 2015, with the Huawei Watch serving as the initial device, which was powered by the Snapdragon Wear chipset and Android Wear. The Huawei GT series debuted in 2018 with a HiSilicon Kirin SoC and Huawei LiteOS. The Huawei Watch range is now being re-launched to address the flaws of prior generations.
We’ve also seen some leaked HarmonyOS UI renders operating on the smartphone. They displayed app icons in a circular arrangement around the dial’s edges.
The new smartphone, which will run the new HarmonyOS, will have a redesigned user interface as well as functionality for mobile payments and additional third-party apps.
Huawei Watch 3 Speculated Features
According to a Weibo leakster, @鹏鹏君车, Huawei has a ready-to-launch product codenamed “Galileo.” Galileo is a well-known historical mathematician, physicist, and astronomer who was born in Pisa on Italy’s west coast. He proposed the laws of free fall, the law of inertia, and other principles of classical mechanics.
This device could be the Huawei Watch 3 series, based on the codename. Huawei’s confidence in the product’s interconnection and smart functions is bolstered by the scientific advancement of “Galileo.” Furthermore, the Huawei Watch 3 series is expected to fully integrate HarmonyOS.
Even with its rumoured eSIM functionality, the Huawei Watch 3 is likely to have a lengthy battery life. Smartwatches with stand-alone connectivity typically use greater battery power. That’s because they’re always connected to a network for things like incoming calls, texts, and internet access. Perhaps, like the Oppo Watch, the Huawei Watch 3 will include an intelligent battery option that allows it to operate for days without charging.
The Huawei Watch 3 is also expected to have all-day body temperature monitoring, heart disease screening, and AI-based activity modes, according to rumors. We won’t have to wait long to find out what more it has in store because it’s only a few days away.
Huawei is also anticipated to produce a cellular version with eSIM capability. However, with this new operating system and more functionality, it will be interesting to see how the gadget performs in terms of battery life.
In terms of the June 2 launch event, Huawei is expected to announce a few more devices, including the Huawei MatePad Pro 2.
By the end of 2021, the Chinese giant expects the number of devices running the Hongmeng operating system to reach 300 million, with Huawei’s equipment accounting for more than 200 million and third-party terminal devices accounting for more than 100 million.